Self-Study of Śakti Dancing: Kuṇḍalinī and Cakras
In this one-of-a-kind course, we will explore the mystery, science, knowledge, and understanding of Kuṇḍalinī, the force and Grace of awakening to the highest truth.
This foundational course is a must for anyone interested in non-dual Śākta and Śaiva traditions, with a focus on attaining the correct understanding of Kuṇḍalinī, which is fraught with misunderstanding, myth, and fear. We will explore the origins of the word and its meaning in non-dual Śākta and Śaiva traditions along with an in-depth exploration of cakras, which are commonly thought of as the wheels of energy in the subtle body. Leaving aside modern, popular and colloquial interpretations of the cakras, we will delve into them in the most direct and practical way - what do they mean in our day-to-day life and in spiritual practice? When can we truly say that a cakra has been explored fully in our experience?
Dr. Kavitha Chinnaiyan, the founder of Śabda Institute, will lead you through the theory, application and practice of this great science. It is with great honour that Śabda Institute also welcomes Dr. Sumit Kesarkar as a guest teacher for this course. Dr. Kesarkar is an Āyurvedic doctor and founder of the first of its kind searchable database based on sanskrit phonetics, an author, and a yogi. Roaming the Himalayas, he works towards the conservation of medicinal plants, local health traditions and ancient Hatha Yoga practices. His teachings are based in non-linear methods expounding on the quantum algorithms of Veda, Tantra, and Yoga. His work, including videos of travels across the Himalayas, Āyurveda, and practical applications of mantra, breath, and yantra can be accessed at drsumit.in.
With a true understanding of Kuṇḍalinī and cakras, we will be equipped to employ this knowledge in any path, any facet of life and in any circumstance, since nothing in life or existence is outside the scope of Kuṇḍalinī śakti.
This intensive course is deeply empowering and transformational through the exploration of progressively deeper concepts, practices, the darśana or the View of the path, and intimate discussion with like-minded practitioners.
During the course, you will learn the Kuṇḍalinī Stavaḥ from the Rudrayāmala Tantra. This deeply devotional hymn to Kuṇḍalinī awakens within us the necessary will to dissolve the small self at the altar of Her magnificent feet to rise us, rouse us, make us formidable warriors on the inner journey and empower us to awaken to Her absolute brilliance.
This is a self-study course and includes a gorgeous e-book, audio recordings of the chant, recordings of meditations and homework exercises.
Although pre-requisites are not mandatory, at least one of the following is HIGHLY recommended in order to understand the course material.
- A reading of Fractals of Reality (Chinnaiyan K. Sfaim Press 2022), Shakti Rising (Chinnaiyan K. Nonduality Press, 2017) or Glorious Alchemy (Chinnaiyan K. New Sarum Press, 2020)
- The Science of Cakras Wisconsin Workshop Self-Study
- Fractals of Reality Self-Study Course
- Lalitā Sahasranāma Self-Study Course
- Foundations of Non-dual Tantra Course
All courses are available at a 50% discount for those enrolling for the current course (links will be provided upon enrollment).
No refunds will be issued once purchased. Thank you for your understanding.
Scholarships are available on an as-needed basis. Please apply here.
Continuing Education for Yoga Teachers
Our courses, both live and self-study, can be used towards Yoga Alliance Continuing Education requirements for all RYTs already registered with Yoga Alliance. Go here for how to upload your hours.